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that is the bell parkway near kennedy airport, and drivers as you can see are taking it very slowly this afternoon. >> along the southern state park in long island, you can see there's a fresh coat of snow on the highway, and it is very slippery. secondary streets are also a problem. this video is from south brunswick where police are warning drivers to stay off the roads if possible. >> the storm blew in quickly, and before it's done, there will be ice, and then heavy rain. our coverage begins with meteorologist lee goldberg outside with our studios, and timing it all out. lee. >> never boring. unbelievable, steady snowfall in new york city, and a cold weekend. every flake is sticking. it's amazing to see roads and streets, main roads around the tristate area and the five boroughs. stick with snow during the heavy traffic times, that's because of the temperatures. we're now at 26 degrees. what i've noticed over the past couple of hours as the steady snow has come in, the flakes
snakes to higher water contentious a little bigger flake -- content to a little bigger flake. north of i-84, still just some flurries around. the winds coming degree ocean right now, and we are starting to see that rain snow line climb from ocean county from barn barn get to parts of bell march march . -- belmar. it is above freezing in belmar. good news there the the transition will continue through the evening hours. i think we're seeing something other than slow during our 6:00 newscast. probably something in the sleet going over to rain by 7:00 from the city on south and east. then as we go through the late evening, i still think we have icy conditions from i-84 north into northwest new jersey, hudson valley and cat skills. thankfully by the time we get into tomorrow morning, we have temperatures well above freezing and wet roads for any morning travel.
until midnight. it goes until 7:00 a.m. for the far northern suburbs because of the freezing layer hanging on so long. snow and ice changing to rain this evening. we have a prolonged period of icing north and west. wet roads by morning, and a wind swept soaking comes tomorrow afternoon. in terms of snowfall amount, we could have an inch around new york city, an inch and a half in staten island, and 3 inches in the highest elevations. we have to time up the heavy rain because that could be coupled with 45 miles per hour winds. still busy through tomorrow. we'll have the latest in the 7- minute. back to you now. new jersey reporter toni yates is in saddle river with a look at some of the conditions there. >> reporter: thank you, liz. i'm covered in snow right now. they already started salting the roads here. we saw a salt truck go by just a couple of minutes ago. they don't have any major concerns. just like this. i'm going to step out of the way.
see the incline and of course the decline with the street slippery situations later on. allendale road, hills like that can get icy. now as i said, the roads have been treated but you can never dismiss the fact that cold and ice effects can't be totally defeated. plenty of drivers are out and about on this holiday, and as the snow accumulates and the temperatures drop, you just got to be careful. >> any hilly terrain where you have elevation, the ramps on the highway, exit ramps, entrance ramps and wherever you see traffic and congestion around intersections and traffic lights. >> reporter: and the one thing you said, it's not really the snow but the ice. >> there is potential for ice in the forecast tonight. that's what concerns us the most because a lot of time it's
accumulate and you really have no control over your vehicle. >> reporter: we not here about an hour ago. all we saw was black top. you can see now the snow it sticking and again -- is sticking and again not all of us had the day off. people out running errands and having lunch are going to be joined by the people trying to drive home. there's going to be a lot of traffic. the best thing to do is look out for each other. live in saddle river, toni yates channel 7 eyewitness news. you got that. from new jersey to long island, this is a scene in east meadow. this is what it looks like now on the upper east side of manhattan. lots of folks making their way through the snow. this is 5th avenue and 80th 80th street. you can see the snow coming down. folks taking it in. we invite you to stay with eyewitness news, we'll keep you posted with the conditions and the roads, and download the
accu track weather alert. find it in the google play store. for the latest on the power problems at grand central terminal, electricity going back online in some areas this afternoon. this after commuters on the lower level found themselves in the dark this morning. eyewitness news tim fleischer is live in grand central. >> reporter: the power is slowly but surely being restored at this hour, and fewer riders and fewer trains. metro north riders came flooding off the trains this afternoon seeing very few, if any, effects of the power outage at grand central terminal. >> there was no real delay. >> reporter: trains on this president's day were all routed to upper level tracks. when power was lost to the tracks and the entire lower level at mid-morning. >> fortunately if you look at this, it happened on a holiday. we don't have a rush hour level of service in which we would need all of our tracks. >> reporter: the power was lost
>> reporter: burst. vault right now. >> reporter: emergency venn -- generators provided back up power. some. >> it was scary. i walked in and saw blackness in the corners, and i was like wow. right. was. >> reporter: tampa bay edwards and devin gear were waiting on a train. trains were running without delays mta officials stressed and while ticket machines were not operating riders could buy tickets on trains without being charged an additional cost. 100 stores and food vendors were forced to close the part of the day as police and state troopers barred the entrances to the lower level. and as of this hour, again, being restored. but you should remember that we're on both a holiday schedule train wise here, and now with the snow coming, there could be some additional delays as you try to make your way home. give yourself plenty of time.
fleischer channel 7 eyewitness news. firefighters battle some fast moving flames that burned through several homes in green point brooklyn. flames broke out at 10 last night at the home on diamond street. the fire quickly spread to two nearby homes. four people were hurt but not seriously. 145 firefighters braved the brutal cold to douse the flames. firefighters also battled heavy flames that tore through a vacant apartment building in the bronx. fire broke out in the basement of a building on olmstead avenue and union port. flames quickly spread to the roof of the three-story building. it took just about an hour or so for crews to contain the fire. thankfully, though, no one was in this fire was hurt. a disgraced former new york governor elliot spitzer finds himself in the middle of a scandal, accused of assaulting a woman inside the famed plaza hotel. police officers responded to a call from a 25-year-old woman and saw blood and broken glass in spitzer's room.
hospital, and detectives say she told him spitzer attacked her. she then told detectives she is spitzer's girlfriend and is not investigation. two days after antonin scalia's death, republicans are digging in, saying that the next president should nominate a new justice. >> this president has abused power. the democrat colleagues i worked with closely on other issues decided to change the rules in a historic fashion to pack the court. those two things together make it highly unlikely that anybody will be confirmed new -- until the next election. >> that puts a wrinkle in an unpredictable election. hillary clinton said the republicans shouldn't be able to change the rules, while ted cruz released a new campaign ad focused on the high court. the president under our constitution has a duty to send forth a name to be considered
and the senate has a duty to consider that. and to decide whether or not to nominates. >> i'm ted
cruz, and i approve this message. >> life, marriage, religious liberty, the second amendment. we're just one supreme court justice away from losing. >> the ad went on to say that donald trump should not be the selection. coming up in the next half hour, wait until you hear what trump had to say about cruz during a late afternoon news conference today. they are some of the strongest comments yet. pope francis celebrating mexico's indigenous people on day five of his visit to the country. the pope presiding over large outdoor mass in giapa state . the service included readings, prayers and songs in three languages, native to the area.
let's check the hudson river crossings, holland tunnel outbound 10 to 15 minutes. on this holiday no big problems at the george washington bridge. we're following breaking news coming out of the bronx where police have shot someone in the arm. it happened just a short time ago alongen avenue in the morsania section. the person is expected to survive. we have a crew on the way to the scene. as soon as we get new information we'll bring it to you. a new video from northern syria where the un says 50 civilians have been killed in air strikes on at least five medical facilities and two schools. one of the hospitals that was destroyed was supported by doctors without borders. medical charity says 7 people were killed and at least 8 others are still missing and presumed dead. opposition activists say the attacks were carried out by russian war planes.
calling them blatant violations of international law. yonkers police department mourning one of its own after truck. off duty detective frank fernandez killed when his suv crashed into a fire truck. four firefighters were treated for minor injuries. fernandez had been with the police department for 15 years. the cause of the crash still under investigation. a family from new jersey is in shock today after their father, a well known bodega owner was shot and killed in a robbery. jose tavarez was killed, he was rushed to the hospital but did not survive. a long time customers says he and his son lived and worked in the neighborhood for several years. >> everybody felt that he was so caring and loving that he was like family. >> he treated you the same. he was a loving, kind man.
wife and relatives in the dominican republic. police continue to investigate but have not announced any results. a lincoln memorial in washington getting a makeover to the tune of $18 million thanks to donations. the national park service says it will repair the roof, clean the marble at a second elevator, and create a 15,000 square foot visitors space below the memorial for exhibits. the gift came from philanthropist david reuben seen. more than 7 million visitors come to the lincoln memorial every year. here's a live look at the washington monument. the first president was born february 22nd. his birthday is now nationally recognized on the third monday in february! awfully gray there today, lee. well, we have had big presidents day storms.
in comparison to those. >> did you get a cold for presidents day, liz. >> i did and frozen pipes. i'm looking forward to the warmer weather though it's supposed to pour tomorrow it sounds like. >> not all day. meanwhile, snow in new york city, sidewalks getting slick and snow covered. there's treated roadways around new york city, and at least we're getting two levels with our temperatures that the treatments are a little bit more effective as we climb through the 20s. watch your footing, take it slow on the roads, if not, stay inside this afternoon. visibility down as we look to a story from the manhattan skyline, and we see our temperatures have been in the middle 20s. 81% humidity, and northeast wind at 5. that's the other good thing, the winds are fairly light. it's more comfortable than it was at any time over that frigid weekend. numbers to the north, still holding in the teens, and poughkeepsie, and snow is going to stick. we don't need 33-degree temperatures to get ice and rain falling from the sky. the warm air is coming from
notice the 24 hour temperature change some 10 to 20 degrees time. the warm air is coming from the south and east from the ocean, so we'll still have a mix. but i think we're going over to ice and rain at 7:00 in new york city, the north and west still holding onto snow. by midnight, much of the area is in rain. rain's light. the wind is picking up and it's probably light to maybe we get close to lunchtime, and the rain intensity starts to pick up and the wind starts to howl out of the southeast. i want to show you the close up view on the radar, the little bit of pink on the radar. the cold profile in the atmosphere is getting compromised and we're starting to see sleet and freezing rain start to mix in. i think it's a matter of time over the next couple of the hours before new york city changes over to snow. it's lighter, north of i-84. it will be getting steadier over the next hour or two.
jersey, still snowing heavily from hillsboro to old bridge. look at the radar as the rain snow line moves to fork river. let us know if the changeover is happening where you live. all that wind coming off the water will change things over, but the actual storm itself is still way over mississippi. see that heavy rain there, that has to lift up our way tomorrow but since the storm is lifting to our west, we're on the warm side of the storm, and it will be all rain, but heavy rain at that. this shows you nicely how the area. 6:00, 7:00 into new york city, up to i-287 by 8:00 or can -- or 9:00. northern orange, sussex, pike, and then it's rain as we go through the morning hours. look at the numbers we wake up to. close to 50 degrees. where, you know, a couple days ago, we're at 1 below. the heavy rain tomorrow, here's the timing, western new jersey
it's 1:00 or 2:00 in new york city. it's pouring in the 50s, wind at 40 miles per hour, and the rain will be leaving as we get into the evening commute. so snow and ice going over to rain tonight. icy roads, especially north and west hold on as the temperatures rise. our temperature right now is 26. we'll continue to rise overnight, up to a pair of 5's tomorrow. windy, and milder, heavy rain in the afternoon. potential for street flooding and finally things calm down tomorrow night. brisk and cold, a partial clearing down to 35 degrees. coming up at 4:30, obviously more on the timing of this storm. we look at wednesday's weather map, which gets more tranquil, and a quieter stretch of weather. our changeover will begin in a couple hours. but we'll probably put down a fresh inch of snow across new york city and 1 to 3 inches of snow. even though it doesn't look like it here, spring was in the air at citi field this afternoon. mets fans parade the cold and
snow for the sendoff today. they were given a free tour of the clubhouse, vouchers for tickets. a truck was filled with equipment, and is now headed for the spring training facility in port st. lucie. there's mr. met, and mrs. met loading up the trucks. right now, by the way, it's 68 degrees today in port st. lucie. the anecdote to the cold, liz, is spring baseball. trust me on this. speaking of baseball. they were the little league team whose world series win made them stars to have it tainted by scandal. the parents of the jackie robinson west team filed a lawsuit. did you buy any flowers this weekend, that young man
turning now to the breaking news we were telling you about, the police involved shooting. >> darla miles now live at the scene, and what can you tell us so far? >> reporter: well, i can tell you right now that one person has been shot. that's the official word from the nypd. i want to show you what's going on right now at the scene. this is 1010 avenue in the morsania section of the bronx. if you can look directly down
the scene where you can see lots of police activity, three different sections of police tape. there was a police involved shooting according to the nypd. a person was shot in the right arm, a gun was recovered and the person is likely to survive. no life threatening injuries at this point. we did see an ambulance leave about ten minutes ago carrying the suspect to the hospital, but right now, this is what we know from the nypd. a very active scene. no traffic going through as nypd investigates this police involved shooting. the officer is okay. the suspect who was shot is expected to be okay. but right now we know that one person was shot in the right arm. report live, darla miles channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you, darla. >> the parents of the little league players stripped of their world series championship say their children were exploited and now they have filed a lawsuit to get the title back. the chicago team's title in 2014 was taken away after the
not live in the designated area, but an attorney for the parents say they submitted the proper paperwork. the lawsuit claims league officials concealed questions about eligibility to reap the benefits. >> our main goal is to seek reinstatement of the jrw tournament team as champions as well as the seat compensation for the disruption and distress this has caused children and parents in their every day lives. >> the parents are also suing the person who has been called the whistle blower as well as defamation. no comment from the league. espn, and wabc are owned by the same parent company disney. lots of folks bought flowers, one teenager bought hundreds, and he used them to send a positive message to his classmates. eyewitness news reporter michelle charlesworth has the story. actually. on valentine's day.
is like who gave you that. hayden. >> i want to make as many people happy as possible. >> reporter: hay den godfrey's good deed made him the talk of the town. >> i got around 800 flowers out there. >> reporter: one for every single girl at sky view high school. >> i don't think a girl should be left out during valentine's day. >> reporter: hay den ordered the flowers himself, recruited friends and before school ended on thursday for the long weekend, passed them out. >> everybody was holding a flower. i just thought that was so cool. >> to spend your money like that, it takes someone with real heart. >> reporter: and in case you think this is just a ploy to get a date. >> i already have a girlfriend, so. >> reporter: that's right. >> it's really sweet of him to do this. >> reporter: he's taken. >> to watch every singling one of those girls walk out of school with a big smile on their face, makes me very happy and very proud of him. >> reporter: michelle charlesworth, channel 7 eyewitness news: >> hayden is setting the bar high for the guys.
>> that's the way it should be. donald trump back on the offensive. >> he's a lying guy, a really lying guy. some people misrepresent this guy's just a plain out liar. >> he has harsh words for fellow candidate ted cruz. that's not the only person trump is going after. plus new details about the man police say slashed a college student on her way home in the bronx. and a live look right now outside. this is east meadow long island, you can see the snow
. now, new york's number one news. it's 4:30 this afternoon, and steady snow is falling. and the timing could make it home. they are looking at live pictures from east meadow long >> meteorologist lee goldberg check on the conditions. right now. >> i have a picture from our viewer in staten island. the snow covered roadways getting slippery, similar picture across the area. the rain, snow line moving into toms river right now. about to change over there.
steady snow west and north of new york city, and we saw pictures from east meadow where we have a coating to a half inch of snow. there's the upper west side with a coating of slippery sidewalks. close to freezing by 7:00. winter weather advisory goes until midnight. it's until 7:00 a.m. north, meaning icing throughout the night, north and west of i- 287. we have to talk about a soaking rain, and talk about a tranquil forecast later in the week. bill -- dave and liz back to you now. >> you can get the accuweather forecast anytime. download our free accu track weather alert. donald trump unleashed. late this afternoon, he turned his verbal guns on his own party. >> the republican front runner went after the bush family, ted cruz and the republican party itself. eyewitness news reporter shirlene allicot has been following the developments. she's in the newsroom with the
>> reporter: and trump is pouncing on everyone who attacked him during saturday's debate, and the entire gop party is no exception. in fact, he is waiting for action from the rnc for what he calls false iminflammatory statements against -- him. donald trump on a warpath. during a campaign stop in south carolina today, trump spent attack. his main target, ted cruz. >> i think he's a very unstable guy. i will tell you, i have never, more than ted cruz. >> reporter: this in response to saturday's debate. cruise questioning many of trump's stances, one of them the second amendment. cruz said trump would erode gun ownership laws if elected. trump says that's not true and vows to take legal action. cruz responded soon after during his campaign stop in aiken, south carolina. >> two of the candidates in this race, donald trump and marco rubio.
pattern. whenever anyone points out their record, they simply start screaming liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: trump also going after the bush family. this as former president george w bush joins his brother on the campaign rail. during the debate, he criticized president bush for not keeping the country safe during 9/11. jeb firing back. >> i'm sick and tire of him going after my family. my dad is the greatest man alive in my mind, and while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe, and i'm proud of what he did. >> and we'll see if we get another response from jeb or his brother at their appearance tonight. as for trump, he continues to lead in south carolina by a strong 4 2%. liz. there's new information in the latest slashing attack in new york city. police released a picture of the suspect who they say slashed a college student across the face.
for this man right there on your screen. they say he attacked the 20- year-old victim overnight friday in the van ness section of the bronx. she says when she refused to give up her cell phone, that's when he cut her. a $2500 reward is being offered for any information. allowing armed security at all 12 state run community colleges, the measure calls for special police forces to be created at each school. it's up for a hearing at the general assembly committee meeting on thursday. even the legislature approves it, the board of regents for higher education would have to agree with the change as well. each school would have the right to decide whether it wants armed police on campus. two people hurt in a machete attack in ohio are speaking from their hospital beds about the traumatic bed. gerald and debby russell were sitting in the first booth at a restaurant in columbus when they say a man with a machete came in and attacked them.
the suspect, mohammed berry but not before he attacked several restaurant. >> the way this guy walked in and attacked me, it's a miracle that i'm alive today. >> i know people were running and then he started beating someone in the very back booth, and he was beating them with everything he had. >> you can see from those bandages, both of the victims have severe cuts on their hand. they nearly lost their fingers. they have a couple of months of rehab ahead of them but they say they are thankful to be alive. british pilots union calling for action after the latest laser attack. the virgin atlantic plane began its flight when a laser pointer light hit the cockpit. the plane went back to hero throw because the pilot felt sick. this is video from another incident. authorities have tracked hundreds of them in recent years. the pilots want the british parliament to classify laser
a new report says flying on commercial jets is the safest it has been in the past five years. there was one major accident for every 3.1 million flights in 2015. that's a 30% improvement compared to the rate over the previous 5 years. the tally does not include deadly crashes that were considered deliberate, like last year's german wings crash blamed on the pilot's suicide. u.s. airlines are about to battle it out over flights to cuba. starting tomorrow, carriers on will have 15 days to submit applications to the department of transportation to begin bidding routes to the communist country. the u.s. and cuba are expected to sign tan agreement to resume flights soon. there have been no commercial flights between the two countries in more than 50 years. still to come on eyewitness news, the oprah winfrey picture that's causing the big stir on social media. i'm lauren glassberg in a
olds doing yoga at a new studio that's geared for just kids. can you say ohm? the story is coming up. and what would you do if you ended up in some icy waters? the key things to do that can help get you out and get you to safety. and we keep tracking the storms sweeping through the area. this is a live picture from road cam 7. it's wet. it's gray.
a plea for help for some food banks. >> first we're going to take a live picture, tracking the weather system that came in late this afternoon, and still here as you can see. 80th street, 5th avenue. you can see it's getting a little dusting, people dressed for the snow. lee goldberg is going to check with us a few minutes and give us an update on his forecast. >> people taking it easy outside. now a plea for help from the food banks in new jersey as they deal with dwindling donations. food pantry workers say donations dropped after the holidays. a spokesperson for the center for food action in englewood says there's increased need during the cold winter months
higher heating bills. suggesting donating gift cards so food pantry members can purchase what is needed. yoga can sharpen your ability to focus and improve athleticism. some parents are signing up their children for yoga classes in hopes on giving them an edge in the way to adulthood. lauren glassberg takes us insides first yoga studio for kids. >> reporter: the start of yoga class, all boys, 7 and 8-year- olds. all the classes at monkey do yoga are for kids. >> if parents are expecting the class for kids will be like an adult class, they'll be in nor auspices. they're play based. >> reporter: marty sandler opened the studio a couple months ago shortly after having her first child as brooklyn is booming with families, there are classes for children as young as newborns. parent asks care givers participate in those, but the
>> you really work with the kids energy in the room that day, and, you know, a lot of times they come in and they need to get that energy out. it's going to be a loud room. >> reporter: there are surprising moments of calm, and the boys seem to appreciate that. >> i like when we go like, hmm, and we hum, and it makes me relax when we do that. here. >> reporter: does it relax you? >> yes it does. >> a lot. it relaxes everybody else in this class, too. >> reporter: girls of a similar age may have an easier time focusing. that's why certain classes are split up. the boys may need a little more breathing room, so to speak. >> we like strength and warriors and give them a space where they're comfortable. >> reporter: yoga can work in tandem with sports and one big plus is yoga isn't competitive
what's the hardest part? >> staying calm. >> i totally get that. there are friday night dropoff classes so parents can get in a date night where their kids do yoga. some are taught in spanish and there are teen classes at monkey do yoga as well. we'll have a link on abc7ny. >> i love this idea. >> kids at that age, it's hard to say calm down, stay focused. this teaches them how. >> get them to do a pose and they start to calm down a little bit. >> and they're flexible to begin with. >> they are. i'm surprised it took brooklyn to get a class like this. >> there is one many manhattan, and now brooklyn. a lot of studios offer classes here and there, but this is all about the kids. >> i think they liked it. >> thanks lauren. it's an unusual request, kanye west, poor kanye west, he needs $50 million. coming up, we're going to tell you why he says he needs it, and who he hopes will come to his rescue. >> poor kanye west. >> it's tough out there.
we have new details with the latest installment of star wars and the cast members that have been added to the highly anticipated sequel. let's take you outside real quick. there's snow. there's clouds, there's lee goldberg, and he's tracking it all. it's going to turn into heavy rain, and he wants to tell you
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was able to fly home and surprise his family. >> i love that hug. >> love those reunions. look at that. mike hidoski is stationed in bah state. united service organizations arrange for him to make it back in time for the dance. as you can imagine, his wife and two little girls were just shocked. when he walked in the girls were so excited they got a chance to enjoy the dance with their dad. >> i love it. i love it. >> that's just awesome. >> can't get enough of those at all. we totally have had our fill, however of this weather. >> oh, my goodness. finally we're going to be able to take the foot off the gas a little bit here as we get into the middle of the next week. we'll get heavy rain tomorrow. there's pictures of you. here's one from east meadow long island, already about a pictures here. snow covered roadways, slushy right now, and probably within, i would say an hour, hour and a half we'll start to see mixing happening in east meadow. i'm getting those reports
they were having mixing going on as well. that picture was from north massapequa, and ortley beach. we have some slick roadways in manhattan. columbus avenue, 66th street. icy sidewalks and crosswalk, 26 degrees. a northeasterly wind at 5. february has flipped. we go from the super warm week to start the month, and then we go really chilly, and just the bottom falls out over the weekend where we have a visit from siberia, and finally back to 40 later tonight. we went into the weekend 8 degrees below average and came out absolutely flat normal, which is really a statement to how cold it was over the weekend. if you look closely with precipitation type. we start to mix in sleet and rain after 7:00 in new york city. probably even a little bit earlier than that. then we climb above freezing. roadways start to get more wet than icy. i think around the five boroughs, we have mostly wet
over to total rain, it will be icy on untreated surfaces. tomorrow, rain is light through the first part of the day. lunchtime is getting heavy. i think from one to 4:00 in new york city, and eastward through the early evening hours, we see very heavy rain and gusty winds over 45 miles per hour. getting nasty tomorrow afternoon, and soaking rain causing street flooding. there's the snow now climbing up into duchess county, steady over west chester and rockland, putting down an inch or two of snow. new york city and much of new jersey, there's the rain snow line through ocean county which will be close to new york city between 6:00 and 7:00. look how cold it is in the low 20s. flakes are still sticking. by 10:00, 11:00, we're mixing, still icy. still snowing in the cat skills, then overnight, the warm air takes over. and then it gets heavier tomorrow midday, look at the yellows and reside sweeping through here during the mid afternoon with a good soaking of a half inch to an inch of
it's about an inch, inch and a half in new york city, parts of nassau county. and one to three north and west. they all get washed away because we're going to have a 1/2 inch to an inch of rainfall tomorrow afternoon. wind and rain, i want to highlight around 3:00. see those purples there. that's wind gusts at 50 miles per hour. the wind are going to howl tomorrow afternoon with the heavy rain. clouds break for sun on breezy. brisk on thursday. how about 50s over the upcoming weekend. i may not be warm enough with numbers over the weekend. it will be 55 degrees warmer next weekend than it was this weekend. something else, right. >> that is remarkable. >> it really is. >> it's something to look forward to, and we have earned it and deserve it. >> thank you, lee. here's what's trending on monday. and when kanye west tweets he is broke, the internet quakes a little bit. he was $53 million of personal debt.
he turned to facebook ceo mark zuckerberg requesting that he invest in him, requesting that he invest $1 billion in his ideas. only kanye west knows if this is a broke. but if zuckerberg turns him down, he may want to turn to oprah winfrey. she's looking great in a red form fitting dress. she revealed a slimmer look on instagram, with stedman graham, they celebrated valentine's day, and oprah announced she bought a 10% stake in weight watchers and it seems to be working very good for her. the 69th british academy of film and television awards were house. leonardo dicaprio won the best actors award, but the celebrity kiss cam at the awards show may have been the bigger winner. the audience loved how the stars got into it. look at leonardo.
all in good fun. you know, some of them went the extra mile with the kiss, like right here. bryan cranston, i got you. >> what a great idea! cute. >> the makers of the chinese film monkey cane 2. you may not have heard it. they're smiling because the fantasy adventure movie surpassed star wars to break the box office world record. it made $548 million in one week. that's what you need to know about it, and why it's trending. a lot of people like us in china. >> is it disney? >> i don't know anything about it unfortunately. speaking of star wars, which i do know a thing or two about, the 8th movie in the saga already in production. walt disney released this tease as the film picks up where we left off in force walt disney owns wabc tv. and.
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it's a lesson of survival. would you know what to do if you fell in the ice? >> it looks inviting to skate or play on but it could turn out to be deadly. the keys to getting out alive. >> reporter: to demonstrate how to survive crashing through the ice, we travel to the tundra of indianapolis. >> that whole team is just in charge of making sure that i can pretty serious operation. >> reporter: my teacher, aka dr. popsicle, the expert on hypothermia and ice rescues. >> it would take at least a half hour before you became hypothermia. >> reporter: small consolation on a balmy 15-degree day. the first thing to know when you hit the water is you have time.
breathing and don't panic. >> two words. kick and pull. kick and pull. put your arms on the ice and just kick your legs. try to pull yourself along the ice. >> by swimming on top of the ice. >> reporter: with no special wet or dry suits, i take the plunge. >> just walking along and -- >> reporter: mind numbing cold. but i acclimate, adjust my breathing and remember my instructions. i kick and pull my way to soft but as this thermal imaging camera shows, my toes and extremities were blue and cold. but that's just from the original exposure from the freezing water. my core is fine. i'm not hypothermic. but no warmth for the weary. back in the water.
>> these are called ice picks. most people who snowmobile or go ice fishing have these around their neck and this will make it easier. >> reporter: easier indeed, but same rules apply. kick and pull. >> something tells me he's got a worse cold than you do at this point. still more news ahead. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 begin right now. >> security breach. a drone flies over the maximum security prison upstate weeks after two prisoners escaped. the eyewitness news investigators have obtained the exclusive video. >> the snow right now causing a messy commute but the bigger concern tonight, frozen roads. good evening. i'm sade baderinwa. >> and i'm diana williams. we've got lee outside with the latest on the accuweather forecast. but first we've got breaking news. an nypd officer opening fire on
>> this happened on tinton avenue in the morrisania section. darla miles spoke with police and has new details about what led to the violent confrontation. >> we're being told on background that possibly this suspect was under the influence of drugs and walking down the street waving a gun. this is right next to forest houses here in the morrisania section of the bronx on tinton avenue. i want to show you scene trucks that have arrived since i checked in with you at 4:30. when there is an officer involved shooting there are lots of steps and protocols that need to be followed to make sure all of the evidence is collected but at this point there are no life-threatening injuries. eyewitness news has obtained a picture of the gun recovered by the nypd, the gun is still on the ground, on the scene as police try to determine what kind of weapon that is. what we can tell you is around 3:30 this afternoon the suspect
according to witnesses waving a gun in the air. there were witnesses walking down the street and they said they flagged down a patrol car saying look, there's a guy on the street waving a gun. at that point there were three officers in the patrol car. they stopped. they instructed the suspect to put his gun down. they did not follow that directive. at that point one or more nypd officer discharged their weapon. the suspect was shot in the right was then taken to lincoln hospital. at this point no life-threatening injuries. it was not a crime in progress in terms of an assault or robbery but this was a person possibly under the influence of drugs walking down the street waving a gun. some people saw something, they said something, they flagged down a patrol car. no time to call 911. luckily there was a patrol car in the area and they were able to alert police of this person walking down the street with the gun. he's been taken to lincoln hospital and no life-threatening injuries. darla miles, channel 7